10/14/95 Photo Tom Lankes Texas-OU football Game ended in 24-24 tie. Texas' #98 Tony Brackens DE sacks OU QB #1 Eric Moore in early game action. Texas was ahead 21-0 in the early portion of the game.

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Longhorns drafted in the NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars

Posted April 24th, 2016

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Editor’s note: Leading up to the 2016 Draft, we took a look at each NFL team’s Longhorn draft history.

Over the next week leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we’re taking a look at the best Texas Longhorns players drafted by each team.

Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-present)

The Jaguars have drafted just one Longhorn since they’ve been an NFL franchise, and that player is Tony Brackens.

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Brackens was a first team All-American in 1995 and finished with 24 sacks, at the time eighth best in program history. Brackens was taken by second-year team Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 1996 draft, 33rd overall. Brackens played his entire career with the Jaguars and is the club’s all-time leading tackler for a defensive lineman. He made the Pro Bowl in 1999.

He made several big hits:

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And he even once hurt his coach, as you can see in this photo:

Photo by Ted S. Warren/Austin American-Statesman -- University of Texas football coach John Mackovic is given assistance after taking a sideline hit from Texas defensive end Tony Brackens during the Longhorns' game against Colorado Oct. 1st in Austin. Mackovic recently announced that up until about about the first week of November, he had been suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which he claime was partially affecting his ability to coach. Ted S. Warren's pager: 512-908-7215. ss#518-78-6074 ORG XMIT: AUS102
Texas football coach John Mackovic is given assistance after taking a sideline hit from Texas defensive end Tony Brackens during the Longhorns’ game against Colorado Oct. 1st in Austin. Mackovic recently announced that up until about about the first week of November, he had been suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which he claimed was partially affecting his ability to coach. (Ted S. Warren/American-Statesman)

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